According to The Concord Group Real Estate Advisers:

“Metro Boston’s housing market was affected by the real estate bubble earlier than and not as severely as other metro areas around the country. Economic factors and market trends suggest that Metro Boston will be among the first areas to recover in terms of both increased home sales volume and home price appreciation.”

One positive attribute, according to Concord, is that, “Metro Boston’s housing market was not as overbuilt as other areas of the country during the housing boom. A resale-dominated market, new home sales have accounted for roughly 5% of total sales since 1990 (vs. 17% nationwide). On a percentage basis, Metro Boston’s decline in sales volume from market peak has been similar to that of the U.S. as a whole. However, peak-to-current home price decline has been significantly less severe in Metro Boston than in other regions of the country.”

The big question is employment. Employment has always lagged economic growth, and for common-sense reasons. Among other factors, companies tend to hold off on hiring, even as business rises, until they see that growth is sustainable.

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John Ford
John Ford

Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.


For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.


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John Ford and his staff can be reached at 617-595-3712 or 617-720-5454. Please feel free to stop by John's Boston Beacon Hill office located at 137 Charles Street.

John Ford
Ford Realty Inc
137 Charles Street
Boston, Ma 02114



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